Vol. 4 (2016)

Table of contents: 

Poems by 
Sandra Alcosser
Hélène Cardona
Okla Elliott
January Gill O’Neil
Phillis Levin
Tal Nitzan
Elise Paschen
Jessica Piazza 

Translations by 
Sandra Alcosser
Gabriel Arnou-Laujeac
José Manuel Cardona
Katie Ford
Ilya Kaminsky
Jenny Minniti-Shippey
Anat Zecharia

Essay by 
Marjorie Perloff

The 2016 print issue explores the representation of energy. Energy is best conveyed by experience, in context, generating an emotional effect. Yet, we learn energy in 2-dimensional static visual representations like weather system reports, combinations of molecules, and diagrams like the ones used to explain the energy forces of how the Twin Towers collapsed during 9/11. This issue contains four energy panels (movement, connection, destruction, sustaining) dedicated to the exploration and relationship among diagrammatic representations, the expression of energy, and poetry. Diagrams interact with text and visual compositions that occupy the space and create new visual representations of energy. The contrast and radiance of the back panels is a complete manipulation of diagrammatic language, returning movement, and chaos that leaves an emotional imprint to the experience of the viewer. Perforated panels empower the reader to redirect energies, recreate sequence, and construct narrative.

PERFECTION
Sandra Alcosser
[THE PACT WITH HEAVEN…] (Le pacts…)
Gabriel Arnou-Laujeac, translated by Hélène Cardona
THE SPELL (EL EMBELESO)
José Manuel Cardona, translated by Hélène Cardona
CHICAGO LOVE STORY… and LET’S NOT IMAGINE
Okla Elliott
SLOW
Phillis Levin
MAD LIB FOR ELLA and THINGS YOUR POEMS DO AFTER YOU DIE
January Gill O’Neill
ACCIDENTS and CLOSING HOUSE
Elise Paschen
THE INDISPENSABLE BOOK IN THE DIGITAL AGE
Marjorie Perloff
EDIT YOURSELF, REGULATE, THE END OF AND, and YOU MIGHT…
Jessica Piazza
[YOU ALREADY KNOW THE WAY], [THE TRUTH AND I ARE FLATMATES], IT SNOWED AGAIN, [ALL SUMMER LONG…], and NOCTURNO
Tal Nitzan, translated by Sandra Alcosser, Katie Ford, Ilya Kaminsky, and Jenny Minniti-Shippey
MAZEL TOV
Anat Zecharia, translated by Sandra Alcosser

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CURB
Callista Buchen
TURKEY VULTURES, STOLEN INTERLUDE, and NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE’S PRIMROSES
Deborah Doolittle
CHICAGO LOVE STORY—OR: THE VEHICLE LURCHES THREATENINGLY
Okla Elliott
WALL-CLIMBER, DUCKER-UNDERER
Genevieve Kaplan
AMONG MOTHERS
Elline Lipkin
WALKING THE LAGUNA
Tania Pryputniewicz
DITHER
Kenneth Yuen
PRAISE BEYOND THE DAY: THE RECEPTION OF ELIZABETH ALEXANDER’S INAUGURAL POEM
Katie Manning

CURB by Callista Buchen
THE GOLDEN HOUR by Deborah Doolittle
CHICAGO LOVE STORY—OR… by Okla Elliott
WALL-CLIMBER, DUCKER UNDERER by Genevieve Kaplan
AMONG MOTHERS by Elline Lipkin
WALKING THE LAGUNA by Tania Pryputniewicz
DITHER by Kenneth Yuen

K-1st grade
CARMEL HAIKUS
Aidan Hernandez-Stevens
DOWN BY THE SEASIDE
Anushka Iyer

2nd-3rd grade
THE MARLIN
Purva Marfatia
GENTLE WIND, GENTLE WAVES
Sam Pinder

4th-6th grade
RESILIENCE, BIG AS AN OCEAN
Aaliyah Ramirez
OCEAN BOND
Elena Brem

7th-9th grade
I REMEMBER
Peri Benjamin
IRIDESCENCE AND ISLANDS
Allison Choe

10th-12th grade
THOUGHTS WE HAVE GETTING OUT OF THE CAR IN MONTEREY and THOUGHTS WE HAVE GETTING OUT OF THE TREASURE HUNTING IN SANTA CRUZ
Elise Wing

DOWN BY THE SEA by Anushka Iyer
THE MARLIN by Purva Marfatia
GENTLE WIND, GENTLE WAVES by Sam PInder
RESILIENCE by Aaliyah Ramirez
OCEAN BOND by Elena Brem
IRIDESCENCE AND ISLANDS by Allison Choe

THIS IS THE PART WHERE WE DON’T SAY “LOVE” and THIS IS HOW I ANSWER GOODNIGHT
Kelli Allen
UNDERSTORY and THE BIRKENHEAD DRILL
Colleen Coyne
HOW MUCH COMPRESSION?
Deborah Hauser
DREAM FRUITS
Jessica Hudgins
ALL I SEE IS LINES: and NO PEACE:
Carrie Meadows
WEDGWOOD
Brianna Pike

THIS IS THE PART WHERE WE DON’T SAY “LOVE” by Kelli Allen
UNDERSTORY by Colleen Coyne
HOW MUCH COMPRESSION? by Deborah Hauser
DREAM FRUIT by Jessica Hidgins
ALL I SEE IS LINES by Carrie Meadows
WEDGWOOD by Brianna Pike

ELEPHANT, JOKE, and JUNK DRAWER
Landon Godfrey
RESPONSE
Tom Holmes
IN PRE-COLUMBIAN TIMES and CARPET DREAMS
Susan Johnson
MOSES, THE BATHER and BODY OF LANDS
Candace Pearson
MAIN STREET
Pia Taavila-Borsheim

ELEPHANT by Landon Godrey
RESPONSE by Tom Holmes
MOSES, THE BATHER by Candace Pearson
CARPET DREAMS by Susan Johnson
Main Street by Pia Taavila-Borsheim

GRAFT AND ANSWER
Amy Ash and Callista Buchen
ARS POETICA and AS I STROLLED THROUGH GAGARIN SQUARE
Timothy Kercher
GRACKLE and BICYCLING BY ST. MARY OF THE ASSUMPTION CHURCH, 11 PM, BOSTON, MARCH 31ST
Kelly Morse
LIGHT ARIA
Phoebe Reeves
PICARD ADDRESSES THE REPLICATOR and BLUEBEARD’S GARDEN
Sarah Ann Winn
BOOK REVIEW: Mirror Inside Coffin by Maureen Alsop
Jack Giaour

GRAFT AND ANSWER by Amy Ash and Callista Buchen
ARS POETICA by Tom Kercher
GRACKLE by Kelly Morse
LIGHT ARIA by Phoebe Reeves
BLUEBEARD’S GARDEN by Sarah Ann Winn